Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Reaching for the “Top,” Top Phive Tease Album with Single “What’s Her Name”

HARTFORD, CT – It was 2004, and rap pioneers G-Unit were at the forefront the hip-hop community, when two cousins, DA KID VEGA and Tony, mused about their own passion for music. They thought about what it would look like… Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Clowns Major Record Labels On Tour

San Diego, Ca – It used to be that getting signed to a major record label meant you were on. Chance The Rapper has disrupted that mindset with his success and is potentially ushering in a new ethos for upcoming… Continue Reading

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Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Omni Alien embraces individualism with new solo album, ‘Omnicon’

CRESCENT CITY, CA – When Joseph Finigan decided it was time to become serious about pursuing a career in hip-hop, he knew he had to come up with a name that not only represented who he was as an artist, but which would… Continue Reading

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[NEW MUSIC] Latina Pop Artist Natalia Damini Collaborates with Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz on Two New Tracks off her Upcoming Album

Latina pop artist Natalia Damini is gearing up for the release f her upcoming album, ‘I Am Natalia Damini,’ that will be dropping on May 19th. The 24 year-old singer recently released the first single “Slow,” and is back with… Continue Reading

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Brother Ali Thanks Spirituality for ‘All the Beauty in This Whole Life’ Album

Colleen Eversman The 2016 Presidential election may have transpired months ago, but the topic remains fresh on the minds many. Rapper Brother Ali, one hip-hop’s more staunch voices when it comes to sociopolitical issues, shares his disdain for Donald Trump’s… Continue Reading

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Cas One Vs. Figure MC Admits Strange Famous Debut "So Our Egos Don't Kill Us" Saved His Life

Indie Hip Hop stalwart Sage Francis established his own imprint, Strange Famous Records (SFR) in 1996, and since then has brought a bevy eclectic artists into his Strange family, including B. Dolan, Cecil Otter Doomtree, Wheelchair Sports Camp and Buck… Continue Reading

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Skeme on His New Album ‘Overdue’: ‘It’s the Best Story Ever Told’

Chris Fequiere for XXL West Coast hip-hop has been on the upswing in recent years, with heavyweights like Kendrick Lamar, YG, Schoolboy Q, Nipsey Hussle and others leading the charge for the new generation spitters coming out Cali. One name… Continue Reading

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Thisis50 Artist Spotlight: Shenica Coleman infuses new album with inspiring message for women

ATLANTA, GA – Everything about Shenica Coleman’s life is an attempt to inspire and empower other women. From the moment she was born into a family made up strong, powerful women, Shenica has felt a calling to lead other women… Continue Reading

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